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Old May 23rd, 2013, 00:54   #1
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I have some questions of safety gear. What do you experienced players think is a good level of protection? In thinking of running low profile Ballistic goggles and a mesh half mask. Any suggestions?
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Old May 30th, 2013, 08:31   #2
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Some fields require paintball approved goggles, so you may want to find out if that applies to you. Many of the players run ballistic goggles, full seal and other. I personally recommend at least ballistic goggles that make a full seal preferably with a thermal lens. It's worth the extra money. I do not recommend mesh goggles as they do not adequately protect from all velocities and bb variations (bio bbs shatter).

A half mesh mask is also pretty standard nowadays as it reduces the chances of shattering teeth. Make sure you find one that you can still get a good purchase with your cheek as this can get annoying fast.

Other then that, depending on where you play, gloves and boots with puncture protection may be a worthwhile investment because nothing hurts like having a rusty nail go through your foot.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 09:51   #3
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Z87.1+ for goggles, and buy them from a reputable company like ESS or wiley-x
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Old May 30th, 2013, 16:57   #4
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I recommend a mesh mask... The thing pays for itself during your first or second game when you get a burst of 4-5 bbs hitting you right on the mask and if not there, doing some damage to nose, lips, teeth etc. They do affect your cheek weld somewhat but if you get a nice open sight like an EOTECH red dot and a mount riser then you are all set and will have zero issues.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 17:01   #5
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It's all about the anti-fog. Revision desert locust + thermal lens for the win.

Also don't forget knee pads. Case in point (Alta's earned their keep that day):

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